Clivia, Bush Lily, Fire Lily, Natal Lily, Kaffir Lily, September Lily 'Sahin Twin Red'

Clivia miniata

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clivia (KLY-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: miniata (min-ee-AH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sahin Twin Red
Hybridized by Sahin Nursery

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 3, 2009, revlar from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

The Sahin strain or group of Clivia was hybridized by Kees Sahin and his wife Elisabeth at their nursery in the Netherlands. They can have 2 scapes blooming at the same time (twins) as well as sometimes blooming twice per year. This strain was bred to be more compact in size and for the color of the flower.

Mr. Sahin founded this large commercial plant/seed nursery in 1986 and has hybridized many different varieties of plants until his death at age 62 in September of 2006. His wife a botanist continues to manage the firm.

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